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*Not based on a real life character, but based on a fictional Edo character named '''Zenigata Heiji''' (銭形平次), created by '''Nomura Kodo''' in 1937. He catches criminals by throwing coins. Both Heijis have a sidekick.
 
*Not based on a real life character, but based on a fictional Edo character named '''Zenigata Heiji''' (銭形平次), created by '''Nomura Kodo''' in 1937. He catches criminals by throwing coins. Both Heijis have a sidekick.
 
**The hard-boil detective is based on John Woo film '''"Hard Boil"'''.
 
**The hard-boil detective is based on John Woo film '''"Hard Boil"'''.
**The character design is based on '''Chow Yun-Fat''' (周潤發) who was the main actor of Hard Boil.
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**The character design is based on '''Chow Yun-Fat (周潤發) who was the main actor of Hard Boil.
 
*Another influence is Hanzo the Razor, a similar jutte using detective, who operated in the Edo period compared to Zenigata. Kozenigata's love of masochism is likely derived from Hanzo, as Hanzo was fond of torturing villains for their crimes, but also torturing himself to make himself tough- a brutal way of making oneself "hard boiled."
 
*Another influence is Hanzo the Razor, a similar jutte using detective, who operated in the Edo period compared to Zenigata. Kozenigata's love of masochism is likely derived from Hanzo, as Hanzo was fond of torturing villains for their crimes, but also torturing himself to make himself tough- a brutal way of making oneself "hard boiled."
 
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